Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ambiance Congo: July 23, 2017

Welcome!
Unabashed self-indulgence rules today. I've assembled songs from albums and compilations on my turntable and CD player since last time. Although all of these are not necessarily my favorite all-time songs, I enjoy these recordings a lot and I'm hoping that you will listen and understand why! As an added treat there are a few "live" recordings in the mix.
If you hear a song that you really like and want to hear more from a particular album, if you'd like to request a song from a favorite album of your own, please let me know! If I have it, I will play it.

Listen here:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/SyVfMKh0na
or here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=result&action=series&series=Ambiance%20Congo&nav=&

The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Orchestre Super-Boboto de Brazzaville
   LUNTADILA
   from the CD COMPILATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO ZAIROISE 1970 1976
   Sonodsic

3)Orchestre Sinza
   MOBALI YA MBONGO
   from the LP ORCHESTRE SINZA
   EMI/Pathe

4)Tabu Ley Rochereau & Orchestre Afrisa International
   KIYEDI
   from the LP SEIGNEUR LEY ON TOUR
   African

5)Djoboke & Tabou National
   KILIMBITI
   from the LP DJOBOKE
   Production Mualaba Boul

6)Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
   NONO
   from the LP VERCKYS PRESENTE LES DERNIERS SUCCES DE LIPUA-LIPUA
   Editions VeVe International

7)Orchestre Negro Succes
   PALADO-PALADO
   African/Sonodisc


PART B
8) Verckys & Le VeVe
   PINJOLI YA LOLANGO
   from the LP VERCKYS ET L’IMMORTEL VEVE VOL. 2
   Editions VeVe International

9)Le Grand Maitre Franco et Ses Stars du T.P. OK Jazz
   MASSIKINI ( special for for my friend Professor Oduor)
   from the LP A NAIROBI
   Edipop Production


10)Andre Kinzonzi “Du-Soleil” et les S.B.B.
    BELINDA
    from the LP BAYIDIKILA
    KVIR Production

11) MAMAKI
    Papy
    from the CD MA + MA + KI =
    Babi Productions

12)Sam Mangwana
    MBANDA KAZAKA
    from the LP SAM MANGWANA
    Disques SONICS

13)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
    GUELORD – 4 SAISONS
    from the LP AFRO RYTHMES PRESENTE ORCHESTRE STUKAS LITA BEMBO
    Afro Rythmes

15)Thu-Zaina
     NANI ATINDI YO GABY
     from the CD COMPLIATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE (1972 /1973)
     Sonodisc

4 comments:

David Clifford said...

I love that Seigneur Ley On Tour cover so much; simultaneously the best and the worst piece of album art ever committed to print. When they were unrolling the umpteenth roll of foil you'd think someone would have said "No!"

DJ Daudi said...

Ha! This is a spotty album. There are some really good songs and some songs that don't cut it until the sebene. On another note, this sleeve reminds me of how I walked behind a wall at a French museum to see that they used light reflected off of an aluminum foil covered wall to backlight some Tiffany stained glass windows. I was in this 3 foot wide tunnel that had art on one side and aluminum foil and 8' fluorescent tubes on the other. I'd never seen THAT done before. It had it's good points I guess.

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David Clifford said...

You might be wondering what performances by the creme de la creme of late 60s British rock bands on a groovy French TV show in 1968 have to do with Congolese music. The short answer is, absolutely nothing. But what is of interest here is the lavish use of kitchen foil by the Parisian studio set-designers. There's so much of it I can only conclude that it has, or had, a special place in the hearts of the French artistic community.

If you whizz through to the 27 minute mark you'll find a short set from the Floyd, sans foil for some strange reason - although you'd think if any band would benefit from a shiny metallic backdrop then it'd be the Floyd.

Anyway, here it is;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjzPqcdHXQ